March 5, 2009


Professor Bowman Presents Article at Inaugural Conference for the Duke Forum for Law & Social Change

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law Professor Kristi Bowman recently helped launch the Duke Forum for Law & Social Change by participating in its inaugural conference and symposium issue, "Moving Education Forward: Perspectives and Innovations in Education Law and Policy".

Professor Bowman presented her article, "A New Strategy for Pursuing Racial and Ethnic Equality in Public Schools", which was published in the first issue of the Duke Forum for Law & Social Change, on the panel "Does Integration Still Matter?" The panel aimed to identify the important legal avenues that may and should be taken to ensure educational parity in public schooling and whether integration is an answer, as well as what current practices need improvement.

With academic interests in Education Law and Policy and Constitutional Law, Professor Bowman has published numerous articles in scholarly journals examining the teaching of evolution in public schools as well as school desegregation. She earned her J.D. and M.A. from Duke University in 2001. For more information on her publications and research, visit her profile.

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